Make me skinny

October 28, 2006 at 6:26 am (Internet, Science)

Half the people in world are obese or fat. And there are as many websites dedicated too to tracking weight loss or offer complete weight loss programs. But if you are looking for just a simplistic tracking tool to record your weight gains and losses then try Skinnyr.

It records your weights, calculates your BMI and prepares a graphical chart of your weight records which you can put on your site your myspace page etc. It also has an option to hide your real weight from other public (oh! Thank you Lord)

Graph your weightloss @ SkinnyR

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Terrific asteroid impact video

October 5, 2006 at 5:43 pm (Media, Science)

2It’s an impressive animation of what would happen if an asteroid — maybe 500 miles across or so — impacts the Earth. The visuals are stunning, and someone set it to excellent music for the action.

Odds of anything this size hitting us even in the next million years are slim to none. We know of every asteroid this size in the solar system out to terrific distances. But an impact like this would wipe out everything. Everything. As far as I can tell, the depiction there is pretty accurate.

See the amazing Video @ YouTube
Details about the video @ Bad Astronomy blog

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Google Earth for scientists

October 5, 2006 at 5:32 pm (Science)

Google Earth wasn’t really intended for scientists. The Google search engine’s extraordinary globe, which is made up of hundreds of thousands of satellite photos and aerial images, first became well-known as a game for virtual hobby pilots. But now the scientific community is discovering how useful the software is for their own work.

With a single keystroke, biologist Born superimposes colored maps over the Arctic. The maps show him where the ice sheet is getting thinner and the direction in which the pieces of floating ice on which walruses like to catch a ride are drifting. All of the ice data, which comes from satellites and measuring buoys, is available on the Internet. By loading the data into the program, Born can detect how global warming is affecting the migratory behavior of his giant walruses.

Details and more expert opinions @ Spiegel

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Re-map your keys, physically

September 30, 2006 at 11:25 am (Science)

The DX1 INPUT SYSTEM from Ergodex allows you to place 25 macro keys anywhere you like on a clear pad somewhat similar in looks to a Wacom stylus tablet. You can remove the clear tray to allow for some instructional keypad arrangements or whatever skin tickles your fancy.

ergodex

More @ ErgoDesk

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Terminator holographic poster

September 30, 2006 at 11:23 am (Science)

terminatror-holoOnly if these were cheaper, we would get to see 3D posters like these more commonly. But this is freaking cool whatsoever. A must watch demonstration of how 3D holographic posters would like like in future.

Video of poster @ XYZrgb

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USB powered BBQ Grill

September 24, 2006 at 10:17 am (Hardware, Science)

This is one hell of a mod. Using 30 USB ports spread out over five USB PCI cards, this barbeque was created. The PC is still functional, too.

usbgrill

Video @ Information page

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Glucometer mobile

September 24, 2006 at 9:55 am (Mobile, Science)

This phone, from the folks at HealthPia, is essentially a cellphone and glucometer. It will measure blood sugar levels, record and send results to yourself and others and even manage your meal plans. I think its a good step… finally a cellphone that is thinking outside the box.

I just hope there are more of such features implemented and combined in a mobile… and finally we would be able to not call it a mobile and something better like iBox… a box for everything techie.. camera, movie, audio player, health monitors, credit card, GPS tracker, net browser, portable gaming device, a security survelience monitor to track your car and home security, bluetooth home appliances remote control etc. But for the time now, a Glucometer phone will do.

Product page @ HealthPia

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Pickle Lightbulb

September 23, 2006 at 9:44 am (Science)

Get a pickle. Jam electrical wires into opposite ends of said pickle. Plug wires into AC socket. And your pickle will glow like a light bulb.

PickleGlow

Experiment details @ Darly Science
Sceince behind it @ Ask a scientist

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Altec speaker $6100 each

September 20, 2006 at 9:54 pm (Science)

altecAltec Lansing’s A7 speakers were hot shit in the 1950s through the 1970s. It was then that they were known as the “Voice of the Theater”, distinguished by being the only commercially-available speakers approved by the Research Council at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

These studio speakers cost just $6100 each. mmm.. is there any reason to continue bragging about these, or did you just lost interest.

For (rich) freaks read details @ Official site

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Fiber-optic replaces normal bulbs

September 19, 2006 at 10:14 pm (Science)

Can Fiber Optics be used for lightning rooms and replace bulbs completely. A single 70-watt metal halide high-intensity discharge lamp from Fiberstars linked to the company’s fiber system can provide as much lighting as eight 50-watt incandescent bulbs.

“We consume about one-third of the energy of the best fluorescent systems and about 25 percent of the typical fluorescent system,” he said. Additionally, fiber lighting won’t emit mercury (like fluorescent bulbs, if broken), radiate heat or give off ultraviolet light.

More @ CNet’s News

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